Large Capacity Missile Carrier (CMX)
Berner, J. M.
Bradley, J. M.
Torsiello, Kevin A.
Hooker, Donald T.
Merrill, Craig F.
Calvano, Charles Natale
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A systems engineering approach to the development of a radically different kind of surface combatant ship is presented, followed by a preliminary design of the ship shown by the analysis to be most effective. The requirement for the project was the development of a ship which would provide a major increase in the missile firepower of a battlegroup. The study conducts an analysis of four warfare scenarios and evaluates the effectiveness of replacing some Aegis ships with the missile carrier (CMX) and examines the relative utility of varying missile loads for the CMX. An alternative is chosen for further development and is designed to the preliminary design level. Data and drawings are included.
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NPS Report NumberNPS-ME-94-004
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